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      08-28-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Show me your wrapped interior trim

Could you please post photo's of your wrapped interior trim? I've decided I'm going to have a go at wrapping mine.

I'm undecided on what colour to use and could do with some inspiration. I'm thinking brushed aluminium or titanium. Maybe piano black or silver carbon fibre? I've read that 3m vinyl is the way to go. There is loads of 3m vinyl wrap available on eBay but is this stuff genuine 3m material? I would prefer to buy from a shop which is an authorised seller to be sure. Does anybody know of anywhere?

Here's how the interior looks now


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      08-28-2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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hey mate,

i wrapped mine in carbon

before i had brushed silver...


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      08-28-2012, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks mate, looks great. Was it easy enough to do? Can I ask where you bought your vinyl from and how much? Were you happy with the quality of the vinyl?
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      08-28-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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no worries

i bought it from ebay and got a large sheet which cost me around 25 which was more than enough!
very happy with the quality of the vinyl, its been on the car 8 months and not a single problem with it!
very easy to mould into shape just heat it up a little and stretch!!
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Thanks. I've just been looking at your build thread and I'm thinking of doing my rear diffuser now too Nice car mate.
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      08-28-2012, 05:20 AM   #6
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Thanks. I've just been looking at your build thread and I'm thinking of doing my rear diffuser now too Nice car mate.
lol!!!

thanks mate appreciate it it never stops trust me...what have you done/planning to do to your car?
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      08-28-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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Other than fitting a JB4 I haven't done anything. I've not had the car long. My plans are

Wrap interior trim
Wrap rear diffuser
Remove a ding in my door which appeared this weekend at Tesco's!

Maybes are

Downpipes
FMIC
Rear tints
Non run flats
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      08-28-2012, 06:10 AM   #8
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P 5MUL, excellent job.
Toughest one is top of the ashtray and silver strip on that. P 5MUL, good thinking as you covered that with CF as well.

I need to re-do my ashtray sometime.
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      08-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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Has anybody wrapped theirs in anything other than black CF?

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      08-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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wrapped mine in gloss black 3m scotchprint. 20 or so from ebay.

I really like the gloss black, but seeing some various pics around the forum im liking other options too (carbon fiber, brushed metals, etc).

Very easy to do, just takes a bit of time if you're a perfectionist.

like makkan said most trickiest bit is the ash tray and the silver strip.

i didnt really find the need to use a hair dryer but it does help to soften the vinyl.

best thing to do is, take off one of the door-card trims (10 sec job) and have a go at that.
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      08-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #11
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Hi ctch22,

Yes, I was thinking of doing the rear door strips first and leaving the trick ash trays until last. My friend has a heat gun so that should help. I found it difficult enough fitting a screen protector to my iPhone without leaving air bubbles!

I've just order a couple of samples of 3m scotchprint from eBay. Black glossy carbon and anthracite carbon. They're coming from Poland so hopefully they won't take too long to arrive.
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I used matt black for contrast against cream. Came out much better than expected.

I didn't find ash tray too hard. Just use a sharp blade and steady hand. I found the long dash bit hardest as I went sparingly on the vinyl so had to stretch it a lot.
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Any chance of a photo of the Matt black gchild?
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      08-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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has any one had theres painted?
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wrapped mine in gloss black 3m scotchprint. 20 or so from ebay.

I really like the gloss black, but seeing some various pics around the forum im liking other options too (carbon fiber, brushed metals, etc).

Very easy to do, just takes a bit of time if you're a perfectionist.

like makkan said most trickiest bit is the ash tray and the silver strip.

i didnt really find the need to use a hair dryer but it does help to soften the vinyl.

best thing to do is, take off one of the door-card trims (10 sec job) and have a go at that.
Glad to hear that you have done yours. When we met last time, yours were not done.
Good job
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Any chance of a photo of the Matt black gchild?
Sure, I'll post tomorrow
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Glad to hear that you have done yours. When we met last time, yours were not done.
Good job
yeah had been meaning to get it done for a while but was just being a lazy git!

I recently took off the vinyl on one of the trims to get it more perfect....and still haven't got round to doing it
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      08-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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What are people's opinions on this colour? It's 3m scotchprint gloss anthracite. Does anybody know where I could buy this colour wrap from in the UK?

I found the photos here




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      08-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #20
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I like it. Try eBay no 260918478735. From the us but ships worldwide.
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I'd like to do something like this, but my trim has the fish scales so Im guessing I can only really spray?
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All these threads on wrapping the trim has got me interested now! Ordered a few samples to see what looks best, just asked for normal carbon, gloss carbon and brushed aluminum. Looking forward to seeing how yours turns out too
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